COVER STORY: Not yet the end IS America’s longest war over? As I write this review, Osama bin Laden’s death has just been announced and journalist and al Qaeda expert Peter Bergen is on CNN discussing the implications of this development on the ‘war on terror’. Bin Laden and al Qaeda were so closely linked […]

Thursday, Jan 05, 2012 The Essential Terror Books; Newsweek

Newsweek May 16, 2011 U.S. Edition The Essential Terror Books; Osama bin Laden is dead. These nine titles will help you understand his life. BYLINE: By Bryan Curtis and Nick Summers SECTION: OMNIVORE; Pg. 58 Vol. 157 No. 20 ISSN: 0028-9604 LENGTH: 912 words The Osama bin Laden story has always been large, suited to book-length […]

The Guardian (London) – Final Edition September 3, 2011 Saturday Review: 10 of the best post-9/11 books SECTION: GUARDIAN REVIEW PAGES; Pg. 4 LENGTH: 254 wordsThe Wasted Vigil by Nadeem Aslam (Faber) A heartbreaking novel set amid the unresolved and probably unresolvable antagonisms of post-Taliban Afghanistan. The Fear of Barbarians by Tzvetan Todorov (Polity) A […]

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2011 FP’s Favorite Reads of 2011

  THE LIST PRINT  |   TEXT SIZE        |  EMAIL  |  SINGLE PAGE FP’s Favorite Reads of 2011 23 great books about the world, chosen by Foreign Policy‘s editors and bloggers. DECEMBER 16, 2011   Tide Players: The Movers and Shakers of a Rising China, by Jianying Zha In 2005, feisty Chinese writer Jianying […]

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Wednesday, Dec 07, 2011 Best Nonfiction of 2011 Kirkus

Best Nonfiction of 2011 Eric Liebetrau, Editor Choosing any “best-of” list is always a monumental undertaking, a task guaranteed to involve plenty of discussion, heated debate and perhaps even controversy. This year proved no less difficult, mainly due to the remarkable number of outstanding books published in 2011. Of course, you won’t hear any complaints […]

Measuring the homegrown terrorist threat to U.S. military By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and Andrew Lebovich, Special to CNN updated 11:46 AM EST, Wed December 7, 2011 Women look at a temporary memorial in memory of those killed and wounded at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009. STORY HIGHLIGHTS House and Senate panels hold […]

Peter Bergen wins top honor in Washington Institute book prize By Allen McDuffee The Washington Institute for Near East Policy has announced the winners of its annual book prize “to reward outstanding writing and to stimulate new contributions to the field” of Middle East affairs. New America Foundation’s Peter Bergen won the Gold Prize ($30,000) […]

Best Books of 2011: History Erik Larson has crafted a gripping, deeply-intimate narrative with a climax that reads like the best political thriller in In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin (Kindle Book, print edition) and tops our History list for 2011. See more–including our editors’ picks in […]

    What’s behind the furor in Pakistan? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and Andrew Lebovich, Special to CNN updated 2:41 PM EST, Thu November 24, 2011 Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani, resigned Tuesday. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Pakistan’s ambassador to the U.S. resigns over memo to Adm. Mike Mullen Peter Bergen, […]